Local children’s authors will be telling tales and sharing stories for all ages.

Tuesdays & Thursdays during Chester Literature Festival at 4pm
Saturdays & Sundays during Chester Literature Festival at 11am

Saturday 6 November at 11am
The Clock Thief features Lucy and her brother Tom, part of a group of Extraordinary Travellers. They have no idea about the adventure that awaits them as they embark on an exciting journey through Spain as they try to discover why Cathedrals float above the ground and clocks disappear. As well as being a highly entertaining adventure, The Clock Thief is also an educational book that features Spanish language, food, culture and history throughout.
Recommended for ages 7-12


Sunday 7 November at 11am
The Spooky Train is setting off for another spooky night!
Would you like to join us and give someone a fright?
The Monsters are all ready and they know just what to do!
But who do you think is best and will shout the loudest… BOO!
An interactive story for ages 2-6


Tuesday 9 November at 4pm 
Freddie and the Phantom Pirates is the story of Freddie Palmer, a shy 12 year old boy who gets most of his excitement from the pages of his adventure books. He longs to be like those adventurers, but just hasn’t got the confidence. Then, one summer’s afternoon on the local municipal boating lake, Freddie found himself at the heart of a real life adventure when he met a mysterious pirate ship out on the lake. Find out what happened to our hero in Freddie and the Phantom Pirates, a book and forty-one verse poem about Freddie’s adventure.
Recommended for 7+


Thursday 11 November at 4pm
A tale of adventure and friendship…terrifying creatures, a brave goose and strange goings on. We follow Edward, in his amazing flying boat, from lonely tall tower over land ,sea and sky , to far away places. From riches to rags, will he find friends and happiness?
Recommended for ages 5-11


Saturday 13 November at 11am

Pippa the Penguin – this is a story about sisterhood, perseverance and one plucky penguin’s quest for flight.
Recommended for ages 2-6


Sunday 14 November at 11am
Princess Maureen is bored, all those palaces and posh parties…yawn…but then, her brother fails to return from a quest and it’s up to Maureen to find him and bring him home, and so, with her trusty hat and the help of some unlikely friends she sets of on her very first adventure!
Recommended for ages 5-10


Tuesday 16 November at 4pm
Kali, a young girl gorilla, becomes the hero of the African rainforest when she saves the leopard cubs from being crushed, in the path of the enormous, tree-eating monster. An exciting story for younger children.
Recommended for ages up to 7


Thursday 18 November at 4pm
Come and meet local storyteller, Ellen Edwin-Scott, who will be telling tales inspired by the Cheshire countryside. Expect colorful characters, real-life stories, and fun for all the family.
Recommended for ages 7+


Saturday 20 November at 11am
Can you sort the fact from the fiction? Join Chester-based author James Warwood as he hosts an interactive quiz based on his new true or false non-fiction series called Truth or Poop. Is the closest living relative to a T-Rex a chicken? Does the moon smell like gunpowder? Can a cockroach survive without it’s head? Come along to find out if it’s truth or poop.
Recommended for ages 7-11

Time details

15 - 30 minutes

On Stage Crown & Clan Divided
Garret Theatre

Sunrise Productions’ new drama, adapted from Antigone.

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On Stage AmaSing
Storyhouse Theatre

AmaSing returns to Storyhouse in 2022 for a series of special concerts!

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On Stage Suggs: What a King Cnut – A Life in the Realm of Madness
Storyhouse Theatre

Due to huge popular demand, after his first tour-de-force, smash hit, sell out tours with ‘My Life Story’, Suggs is treading the boards again.

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Activities Elmer Storytime and Craft Workshop
Storytelling Room

Join Katie from the library team for Elmer storytelling followed by a craft workshop where we will be making our own Elmer ears.

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Activities Polish Heritage Day
The Kitchen

To celebrate Polish Heritage Day Children from a Polish School based in Wrexham will be performing traditional Polish songs and sharing some Polish food.

Activities Cantonese Storytelling
Storytelling Room

Cantonese storytelling, activities and crafts for children aged 4-9 with Joyce Wong, a member of Chester’s Hong Kong community.

Cinema George Michael Freedom Uncut
Movie Theatre

2 hrs | This career-spanning documentary marks the final work from the internationally renowned superstar and features incredible, unseen archival and private home footage.

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On Stage Acoustic Nights: Toria Wooff plus support from Amy Antrobus
Grosvenor Open Air Theatre Tepee

An enchanting night of acoustic sounds inside the tepee at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre with Chester based singer-songwriter Amy Antrobus and folk-rock singer-songwriter Toria Wooff.

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On Stage Acoustic Nights: Anna Jane Houghton plus support from Dave Roberts

Melodic poetry and delicate reverb-soaked guitar melodies from singer-songwriter Anna Jane Houghton with support from Dave Roberts.

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On Stage Acoustic Nights: Me + Deboe plus support from BBC Wales DJ Adam Walton
Grosvenor Open Air Theatre Tepee

Acoustic night at Grosvenor Park featuring BBC Radio Wales DJ Adam Walton and alternative acoustic duo, Me + Deboe.

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